Apologies for the long......radio silence
Monday, 16 September 2019
To all my readers, (love you guys, you keep me sane and on the straight and narrow) the last two years have been a return to traditional publishing and The Magick of Master Lilly (new historical fiction) was published by Sphinx, LittleBrown UK last nov.
In terms of narratives set in a contemporary setting I am now currently working on a new collection of short stories set around works by women…
Wednesday, 5 April 2017
Hi, so finally the paperback edition of PICTURE THIS is launched on Amazon.co.uk. It looks fantastic, I'm really pleased with both the quality of the design and book as well as the editorial input from the editor Unbound supplied Jamie Groves. For those who enjoy a book in hand I really recommend the paperback.(Also pick it up earlier - 1st edition!!).
It already has four and half stars on Amazon…
LATEST NEWS-COVER ART AND THE REWRITE!!!!
Wednesday, 29 June 2016
So apologies for not posting sooner but I've been extremely busy on the rewrite of the draft, which is NOW IN IT'S FINAL STAGES. For those regular readers of my fiction you might know that I' infamous for being the queen of the rewrite, apart of meticulous research (especially with the historical fiction) I also pride myself on my word craft - and this encapulates rythmn, metaphor (I try and avoid…
TAKING THE B/S OUT OF ART
Sunday, 21 February 2016
One of my inspirations behind the writing of my new novel Picture This was the fascination I had for how quickly any kind of rebellion to the mainstream becomes incorporated by the arbitrators of ‘good taste’ and ‘high art’ then made into a commodity.
It seems to me this process of assimilating visual or creative rebellion then transforming it into a commodity has accelerated over the past century…
Writer as Journey-Man - tricks of the trade.
Tuesday, 9 February 2016
Over the years (‘Picture this’ is my 11th book) I have developed a very specific writing process that really heralds back to my playwriting training at N.I.D.A (the Aussie = of RADA). Paul Thompson (currently NYU) was my lecturer and mentor then, and he taught us to approach and breakdown each scene with ‘units of action’. In other words what actually happens in that scene physically and plot-wise…
Picture this: the making of the video
Tuesday, 19 January 2016
First of all, I'd like to say thanks to all those who have pledged so far and to those who will in the future, this is my first crowd-funding venture and I feel like a virgin, in terms of the UK the interesting challenge about 'PICTURE THIS' is that it is outside of the box of the way traditional publishers perceive me, in that it's set in contemporary times, it has at the centre of it a youngish…